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Manned Mars Mission Wins Initial Funding (Video)

“What really sets the project apart from the rest is the way the company hopes to raise the necessary $6 billion it reckons it needs to put the first people on Mars.”

AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands — Dutch company Mars-One says it’s won enough sponsorship money to create a reality TV show which it hopes will in turn fund a manned trip to Mars. — Video below the break —

The company hopes to use robots to build a habitable outpost between 2016 and 2020, and to land the first humans three years later. The project will need only existing technologies, it says.

“Receipt of initial sponsorship marks the next step to humans setting foot on Mars,” says Bas Lansdorp, founder and President of Mars-One. “A little more than a year ago we embarked down this path, calling upon industry experts to share in our bold dream. Today, we have moved from a technical plan into the first stage of funding, giving our dream a foundation in reality.”

Portions of the above are from an article by Emma Woollacott on TGDaily.com.

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